September 30, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #81 + Goodies

Omg, there were so many good craft projects this week, I wish I could feature them all :/ but I just ended up featuring a few more than usual. You should really check them all out! :) Must be the Fall weather and anticipation for warm and fuzzy holidays. There are also lots of great recipes so that's a plus because we'll all be making big dinners (or just eating them) soon. Let the gallery begin!

Start off Halloween with the latest fashionable patterns (or just your favorite ones) on fabric covered pumpkins using this tutorial from Alderberry Hill. The best thing is, you can use these year after year (if you use plastic pumpkins, not real ones)!


September 23, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #80 + Goodies

Hi all, here's to another good Sunday, I hope :) Been online shopping a lot, which is painful for my credit card, but being pregnant means baby stuff must be bought. Anyone have stroller or crib shopping tips? There are so many items, I don't even know where to start.

On another note, Halloween is coming up in a month so it's about time to start planning for decorations (especially if you're making them), so below are some great projects and recipes! Too bad you can't giveaway home-baked goods (for safety's sake), because they're much better than all those little candies!

Make these festive Halloween glass blocks with lights, and switch out the lights and message for Christmas and other holidays as well! These glass blocks can be bought at Home Depot, but you can use any glass container you want (that has a hole for the light cord). Find this tutorial at Alderberry Hill and check out her fall center piece project.


September 16, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #79 + Goodies

So, school has started and that means the start of fall is is really happening. I've even seen Halloween decor in stores now! I'm a big fan of summer so this is a little sad, but I'm sure all the pumpkins, spices, and aromas of fall baking will sooth that ache. Brown sweaters and boots will help, too. Good thing there are lots of fall-inspired recipes and crafts this week, with more to come :)

I love the design of this peacock pillow! It's so creative and the fabrics chosen add such flair :) Download the pattern and make this pillow for your home with The Sewing Loft's tutorial.


September 12, 2012

Review: Cygnett Alumni iPad Case

Hi all, if you're getting a new iPad (or already bought one) and are deciding on a case for it, give this one a look over. I was given an iPad case about a month ago from Cygnett, and after some use, I'm now ready to write a review about it.

Here it is! Ta-da! As you can see, I cleaned up my front page a little bit...


September 9, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #78 + Goodies

Hi all! Today is my husband's birthday and we're going to eat at our favorite buffet! Great excuse to pig out, isn't it? Of course, it helps that the birthday person gets to eat free :) Anyway, on to this week's features!

These look like soaps, but they're actually organic lemon lavender scented bath melts, which means they're made of lots of moisturizing good stuff for you to take a relaxing, fragrant bath. And for the mold? All you need is an ice tray! Make this luxurious bath melt for yourself or to give away as gifts, from Soap Deli News. For more projects, try her organic bath tea/salt soak, lavender sachets, and chalk board game table.


September 2, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #77 + Goodies

Happy Sunday everyone! It's Labor Day on Monday, any plans? I'll actually be working, but that's okay because I'll spend Sunday afternoon hanging out at my close friend's birthday/bbq :) Anyway, I've been terrible. I found my Oregon Trail 3rd Edition cds (that my parents bought for me back in elementary school) and have been playing it all afternoon... -__- I was able to install it on Windows XP, even though it's made for Windows 95, and it was really fun. I think my favorite parts of the game are the fishing, hunting, and fruit/vegetable gathering (and, of course, surviving until the end). Yeah, pretty lame huh? Anyway, check out this week's features! :)

Here's an easy and simple way to make chevron patterns on fabric so you can make a pillow like the one above, or curtains, table clothes, chair covers, and whatever you want. Check out the tutorial at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.